Rather than embracing the present, it can be pleasant at times to engage in a spot of day-dreaming. Connecting with the memories of the past or hopes for the future adds colour to the picture we get to paint of our life.
Yet whilst drifting off perhaps stretches the limits of our existence, embracing the present gives us the opportunity to be our true self. It is here we live fully in the moment in which actions occur.
No matter how we interact with time, right now is the arena for everything we do and this in itself plays into the mindset of embracing the present. And if we have wandered off anew, a noise, a thought, an ache or an idea may contain the power to sharpen our attention, bringing us back to this instance.
To the extent everyone is aware of his or her own relationship with time, are you swimming in thoughts concerning yesterday or tomorrow, or are you embracing the present? Whatever your answer, thanks for reading this ‘Embracing the present‘ post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).